The Perfection of Wisdom



The Commentary to the “Basket of Conduct” defines the perfection of wisdom as follows:

“Wisdom (panna) has the characteristic of penetrating the real specific nature (of dhammas),

or the characteristic of sure penetration,

like the penetration of an arrow shot by a skilful archer;

its function is to illuminate the objective field, like a lamp;

its manifestation is non-confusion, like a guide in a forest;

concentration or the four (noble) truths, is its proximate cause.”

 

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